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Olympics Coates Backs Thorpe On Call To Ban Medal Targets

MELBOURNE – Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates has backed Ian Thorpe’s call for an end to medal targets at the Games to ease the pressure on...

In Cambodia Stalled Chinese Casino Resort Embodies Silk Road Secrecy Risks

BOTUM SAKOR, Cambodia – The Dara Sakor Seashore Resort seems a long way off the new Silk Road that China is building to connect Asia with Europe. A five-hour drive...

Malaysian Pm Mahathir Says Government Accepted Resignation Of Central Bank Governor

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday he had accepted the resignation of central bank governor Muhammad Ibrahim and would meet...

Japan Pm Seeks Trumps Assurances Over North Korea In Latest Two-way Chat

TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, seeking to draw on his close ties with President Donald Trump in talks on Thursday, will urge the U.S. leader not to...

Philippines Duterte Says Will Quit If Enough Women Protest His Kiss

MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has defended his kiss on the lips of a married Filipino woman in South Korea, and said he will resign if enough women...

Australian Winemakers Press Pm To Visit China Amid Diplomatic Tiff

SYDNEY – Australian winemakers on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to visit China to resolve diplomatic tensions blamed for trade obstacles that...

Asia Stocks Rise As Techs Lift Wall Street Italy Still A Worry

TOKYO – Asian stocks rose on Wednesday after tech sector strength lifted Wall Street shares while concerns about Italy’s debt prompted investors to move into...

Facebook Confirms Data Sharing With Chinese Companies

WASHINGTON – Facebook Inc said Tuesday it has data sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies including Huawei, the world’s third largest...

Australian Winemakers Urge Pm To Mend Fences With China

SYDNEY – Australian winemakers will on Wednesday hold an emergency meeting with the government as frustration grows that Canberra is unable to break an impasse...

Asia Stocks Edge Up As Techs Lift Wall Street Italy Still A Worry

TOKYO – Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday after tech sector strength lifted Wall Street shares, while concerns about Italy’s debt prompted investors to move...